Skip to main content

Landscape connectivity: the geographic basis of geomorphic applications

Buy Article:

$51.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)


Geographic concerns for spatial relationships lie at the heart of geomorphic applications in environmental management. The way in which landscape compartments fit together in a catchment influences the operation of biophysical fluxes, and hence the ways in which disturbance responses are mediated over time. These relationships reflect the connectivity of the landscape. A nested hierarchical framework that emphasizes differing forms of (dis)connectivity in catchments is proposed. This field-based geomorphic tool can be used to ground the application of modelling techniques in analysis of catchment-scale biophysical fluxes.

Keywords: biophysical template; connectivity; disconnectivity; environmental management; geomorphology; modelling; spatial relations

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: School of Geography and Environmental Science, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand, Email: 2: Department of Physical Geography, Macquarie University, North Ryde, NSW 2109, Australia

Publication date: June 1, 2006

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more